Breaking: Buhari sacks Maihaja as NEMA gets new boss

May 2, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

​President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (Rtd.) as the new Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Willie Bassey. The statement said the appointment took effect from Thursday, Read More

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When will the NASS ask Buhari to sack his wife? 

November 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Assembly – Senate and House of Representatives – are persisting in their season of delusion. They continue to have an over bloated sense of the powers the Constitution confers on the legislature. Much as it is the arm of government with the most power, being direct representatives of the people just like the President who was voted by Read More

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150,000 displaced in Bayelsa

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

No fewer than 150,000 persons have been displaced by flood in Bayelsa State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has said. Co-ordinator, Emergency Operation Centre E, Rivers/ Bayelsa, Mr Yakubu Suleiman, Territory of NEMA disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa, the state capital. Suleiman said that several homes, farmlands, schools and churches were submerged in the Read More

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Boko Haram kills 7, burn Osun: People 3 villages in Borno

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night burnt down three villages in Konduga local government area of Borno state, in an attack that left at least seven people dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the insurgents attacked and set Wanori, Kaleri and Amarwa villages on fire in a two hour operation that began at about 9:00 p.m. Villagers Read More

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On additional support for flood disaster victims

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, expressed solidarity with Nigerians in several states affected by menacing floods and directed all federal government agencies “to use their authority and resources to assist the victims affected by the natural disaster.” The new presidential directive was conveyed through the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Mustapha Maihaja. The NEMA boss is Read More

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Kano donates N100m to flood victims

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Kano state government has announced a direct financial assistance of N100 million to the victims of flood disaster in the state, with a call on the federal government to further alleviate the suffering of the affected communities. The state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, stated this during a media briefing held in kano yesterday. According Read More

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NEMA’s impactful outings on disaster management

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

These are indeed trying times. The floods are here again, and as usual, thousands are affected. Homes have been destroyed, farms have been washed away, and the list goes on. While it is succinct to state that just like in other climes where natural disasters such as hurricane, earthquakes, and floods have continued to wreak havoc, the responses of disaster Read More

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Bello briefs Buhari on Kogi flood, calls for more relief materials

September 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Yahaha Bello of Kogi state yesterday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the flood disaster that hit 10 local government areas of the state. Addressing State House correspondents after the close-door meeting with the President, Bello commended the federal government for the intervention. He said the level of disaster was much that required more relief materials from the federal government, Read More

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31 killed, 10,000 houses destroyed in Kano flood disaster

September 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

-NEMA declares Delta, Kogi, Anambra, Niger worst hit The Kano state government has confirmed the death of 31 persons and destruction of over 10,000 houses, during the recent flood disaster in 15 local government areas of the state. Executive Secretary, State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency, Alhaji Ali Bashir, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Kano yesterday. Bashir Read More

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Floods: When rainfall becomes a curse

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Rainy season is supposed to be a blessing to farmers, others, but recently rivers have started overflowing their banks, with citizens losing their lives and property to flooding. Thousands have been sacked from their homes and crops washed away from farms; which portends danger to the food needs of the country. PAUL OKAH looks at the impending national disaster. Natural Read More

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SMEDAN laments Katsina flood disaster

July 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda has expressed dismay while commiserating with the government and people of Katsina state over the recent flood disaster in Jibia that left in its trail deaths and destruction of properties worth millions of Naira. In a condolence message to the Governor of the Read More